Can someone use inverse name of a company to form a company?

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Can someone use inverse name of a company to form a new company, for example Elppa for Apple, Sllevah for Havells etc, dealing in same type of goods, is this legal?

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In India, companies are most preferred when it comes to choosing a corporate structure for business and enable organisation with higher growth aspects. Company organisations are registered and regulated by the Indian Companies Act, 2013. In line with goal of ease of doing business in India, incorporation of companies in now made easier in India with quick turnaround.

According to provisions in force, the registration of Private Company in India can be completed in following steps:

  1. Procure Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) for Directors and Shareholders
  2. Reserve name of company under RUN
  3. Drafting and collection of documents including MoA & AoA
  4. Application for incorporation of company

Above mentioned are the steps for registration, you can also refer the details here.

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similar names are not allowed to form a company but reversed spellings do not look similar



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